‘Either Jewish or democratic’?
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‘Either Jewish or democratic’? book
A Jewish and democratic [state] – there can be no such thing. Either it is ‘Jewish’ or it is democratic. Otherwise this is just an attempt to evade the requirements of liberal democracy by using a worn-out gimmick: ‘Israel is a special case’. Israel can be a democratic state where most of its residents have some awareness and some connection to their Judaism, but any other interpretation serves to discriminate against the rights of the Arab minority.1